The Essential Greek New Testament for the Absolute Beginner

We are excited to release the Essential Greek New Testament for the Absolute Beginner (thank you, James, for the title).

This book represents a new approach to the study of the Biblical Greek by allowing an absolute Greek beginner to start “reading” the Greek New Testament from the first day. As such, it will establish itself as an indispensable resource for those who would like to get a glimpse of the New Testament in the original. The compilation of resources will also be useful to those who have some knowledge of Biblical Greek.

This volume contains a number of valuable features:

• Each word in the Greek text is hyperlinked to its grammatical information and then to its entry in the Greek lexicon.

• Parallel Greek-English text for each verse. English text may be consulted but should not be viewed as the exact translation of the Greek text.

• A list of each word form found in the Greek text identifying the grammatical codes for that form and hyperlinked to the explanation of the code and an entry in the Greek lexicon.

• An extensive Greek Lexicon organized by Strong’s numbers (which includes material from Strong’s Greek Dictionary and other lexicons). The Lexicon can be accessed in a number of ways (e.g. searching Index for g9 or agape, using the word frequency list, etc.).

• A listof over 1,000 most frequent Greek words in NT and flash cards for the Greek word study. Note that the list of Greek words can be used to navigate the Greek lexicon on devices that do not support the index function (e.g. Kindle Fire).


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25 Responses to The Essential Greek New Testament for the Absolute Beginner

  1. Peter

    Will you be selling this on Amazon?

    • I submitted it for publication on Amazon and received a response, “The book is in a language that is not currently supported by Kindle Direct Publishing.” So, they will not be selling it. Bummer. This is the only place where you can get it.

      • Peter

        Thanks for commenting back so fast. That response does not make any sense because they have Greek text in the Kindle Store. That is a bummer. If I buy it from you, and you were to update the file or fix things will the updates be covered? Thanks.

      • Hi, this is outrageous that they rejected you, while many others GNTs are available from Amazon.

        Have you used a trick with putting the book in the “Greek” categories?

        Kindle eBooks > Nonfiction > Religion & Spirituality > Christianity > Reference > Language Studies
        Education & Reference > Dictionaries & Thesauruses > Foreign Language > Greek
        Education & Reference > Foreign Languages > Greek

        I know that works for Polish books which are usually not permitted in the Kindle Store.

        • osnova

          I didn’t know about this trick. I’ll try it. Amazon is giving me a lot of trouble lately. They have refused to publish updates to some of my Bible editions because they don’t see them as “differentiated” enough, many of OSNOVA publications started crashing on Kindle for iOS after the most recent Kindle update, they don’t allow mentioning the words Kindle, Amazon or even “Single” in the title or description of the ebook (so no “Kindle navigation”), etc.

          • Peter

            oh, I hope that really works.
            I just has a “chat” with Amazon to get osnova books approved for sale. I guessed if enough buys are speaking up, they would want to make it happen.

  2. Peter

    I dropped Amazon a note with the help letting them know that I want them to Approve the book because I want to buy it.

    You have really made some really good bible tools. Thanks.

    • OSNOVA

      Thank you. I’ll thank you even more if they approve publication :)

      • Peter

        Here is what they wrote back to me:

        I’m sorry for any inconvenience this has caused.
        The book you’re interested in isn’t currently on the website. Please contact the publisher directly and ask that they make their content available on Kindle.
        We will continue to work with publishers directly and ask that they make their content available on Kindle. We’ll consider your feedback as we plan further improvements.

        I wrote back:

        Hi ,

        The problem is that the publisher has already published many other books with Amazon, and he can’t seam to get this one:
        The Essential Greek New Testament for the Absolute Beginner

        He was told that Greek is not supported, but that is just not true. He already put other books for sale that was Greek and Kindle sell other books that are just mainly all Greek. [eg. The Greek New Testament: SBL Edition by Michael Holmes]

        Please let the publishing side of Amazon know that I would like to buy the said book through Amazon from OSNOVA []. His products are very useful to me. I would not mind buying it directly from OSNOVA’s website, but Amazon would loose out on the sale and I would not have the Amazon cloud support. OSNOVA is trying to submit it so he can make more sales as well. It is a three way win.

        Please approve of it soon. Thanks so much.
        Kindle book buyer.

        • osnova

          Did they reply to your latest email?

          • Peter

            It was just a simple thanks. As I have said, I chatted with them and they said that they would send the chat to those who approve books and send me a thanks email.
            Please try submitting it again, and see what happens.

          • osnova

            Ok. I’ll try it again.

          • osnova

            Nope. Didn’t work. Rejected again.

          • Peter

            I had another talk with Amazon. I am really trying to get them to allow you to sell it on their store. It makes no sense to me why they don’t. I will keep contacting them until they do something about it. I really want to get this book for my kindle.

          • osnova

            Peter, thank you for our persistence and effort! For what it’s worth, you’re always welcome to buy this GNT at the OSNOVA store and get the updates/fixes, if any, directly from us.

  3. stekot

    Is that Byzantine text, SBL or Nestle-Aland?

  4. T. Webb

    What English translation is used? It doesn’t say in the prefatory notes in the sample at Amazon. Thanks!

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